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alto, california, this is "democracy now!" >> a death penalty sentence does cost taxpayers more. they get a legal team for life, which we as taxpayers, paid for. they're housed in special facilities with extra staff. they do not have to pay to the victims restitution fund like other inmates make up the former warden of san quentin state prison comes out in favor of a ballot initiative to abolish the death penalty here in california. we will speak with jeanne woodford. stealing a pair of pants, shoplifting, breaking into a soup kitchen, all crimes that resulted in sentences of 25 years to life. a november 6, californians will vote on rewriting the state's controversial three strikes law. >> california is the only state of all the states an hour -- 20 other states that have a three strikes law, were taken during a sentence of 25 to live, to be a violent or non violent offense. >> we was it with a retired california judge ladoris cordell and michael romano, director of the three strikes project at stanford law school. then the killing of valeria "munique" tachiquin. why did u.s. bo
10/24/12 10/24/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from palo alto, california, this is "democracy now!" >> we all have the right to know what is in our food. that is why so many consumers say yes to proposition 37. it gives us the right to know if there's genetically engineered items and our food on each package level. >> under the complex, badly written regulations, some kids wouldn't special labels to be sold in california while others with a special exemptions. it makes no sense. >> a food fight in california. abutters had to the polls in less than two weeks to decide whether the state should become the first in the nation to require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms. monsanto, dow, pepsi, and coke are spending millions fighting the measure, which could impact labeling practices across the country. we will host a debate. then, michael pollan, author of, "the omnivore's dilemma" and "in defense of food." >> why the industry is so intent on not having this product labeled? they think people would not i entered the reason t
10/22/12 10/22/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from san rafael, california, this is "democracy now!" >> even if we stayed there and bombed for the next five years and americans continue to die and we spend another $100 billion, five years from now we will be right where we are now so let's recognize we made a mistake. these young men have given their lives and let's quit killing other young men. let's bring this war to an end. >> former presidential candidate and antiwar advocate senator george mcgovern dies of the age of 90. we will speak with stephen vittoria about his film, "one bright shining moment: the forgotten summer of george mcgovern." as well as his latest project, the new documentary, "long distance revolutionary: a journey with mumia abu-jamal." >> [indiscernible] >> and no way out. freed american hiker shane bauer rights, "solitary in iran nearly broke me. then i went inside america's prisons." >> i spent seven months in a prison cell. i thought this was one be better than it is. this is one of eight in a pod. a little over 11 by 7 feet, smalle
10/19/12 10/19/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from california, this is "democracy now!" [cheers] >> having received the majority vote, hereby declared the 1972 democratic nominee for president of the united states. >> today in a "democracy now!" special, we look at the life and legacy of senator george mcgovern, best known for running against president richard nixon and an anti-4 platform. >> as one whose heart has eight for the past 10 years of the agony of vietnam, i will hold the senseless bombing on and our role day. >> as a family spokesperson confirms senator mcgovern is in hospice care, unresponsive and there in the end of his life, we will play extended excerpts of the documentary "one bright shining moment: the forgotten summer of george mcgovern." it traces his historic campaigne presidency. >> that is the highlight of my life, i guess, winning the democratic nomination of the oldest political party in american history. i remember excited faces, people laughing and talking, some weeping. there was a lot of emotion and passion in that c
. in this particular case, los alamos' sister laboratory in california, but false claims being made over star wars. that essentially is what prevented ronald reagan from friendly striking a al with gorbachev to rid the world of nuclear weapons. but i use this to point out the ongoing roll of the three nuclear weapons laboratories in this country, and the ignored it, and i would say unfavorable influence, that they have not only on national, but international nuclear weapons policies. >> who runs the lab now? >> specifically is being run for the government bought a limited liability corporation, which is for-profit, which is a change since 2006. but the two dominant partners in this limited liability corporation for the bechtel corp., a famous for attempting to take over the water system in bolivia against which there is a popular uprising, so there were kicked out. but again, it is the for-profit bechtel corporation and the university of california, something which is generally overlooked. since the beginning, the university of california has been absolutely central to both the development and ong
at walmart supply warehouses in california and florida workers demanding fairer workplace conditions. a buffalo man has won the right to sue the manufacturer, distributor, and dealer of the pistol used to shoot him nearly a decade ago. daniel williams was a high school basketball star when he was shot and badly wounded in 2003. on friday, a new york state court ruled williams can take legal action against the ohio- based weapons manufacturer beemiller and distributor mks supply for knowingly selling weapons to irresponsible dealers. the dealer who purchased the guns in williams' case is a convicted felon who was barred from buying weapons. in a statement, the british campaign to prevent gun violence said -- -- the brady campaign to prevent gun violence said, -- an unarmed 22-year-old hispanic american man has been shot dead by new york city police. noel polanco was driving on the grand central parkway in queens when police approached him at a traffic stop. police say polanco was shot after reaching for something in his vehicle, but a witness says his hands remained on the steering wh
california -- killed nine people suspected of the militants. residents said they found remains of nine bodies, including a senior al qaeda militant. authorities have arrested a 21- year-old bangladeshi man they say was attempting to blow up new york's federal reserve building with fake explosives provided as part of an elaborate sting operation. officials say quazi mohammad nafis believed he was remotely detonating a 1000-pound bomb. on wednesday, new york police commissioner raymond kelly said nafis had come to the united states to commit some sort of jihadi. >> this individual came here for the purpose of doing a terrorist act. he came here in january of this year. he gets a student visa under the pretext of being a student in a college in missouri, and he comes here with the purpose of committing some sort of jihad here in the united states. @he goes to the new york stock exchange, sees their significance to carry and shifts his target to the federal reserve bank. >> nafis was charged with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction and providing material support to al qaeda. he could fa
workers at retail stores in southern california launched a one-day strike to protest retaliation against employees who have taken a stand over working conditions. on thursday, hundreds of workers and their supporters rallied in front of a southern california retail store. the strike follows walkouts at warehouses in california and the new head of the world bank has signaled he is planning to unveil major reforms next week during meetings in tokyo. on thursday, jim yong kim said he will push for the world bank to be able to move more quickly and be held accountable for on the ground results. he helped found partners in health with dr. paul farmer and is a former president of dartmouth college. a video of a wisconsin news anchor taking a stand against a viewer who insulted her weight has gone viral. wkbt-tv anchor jennifer livingston received an e-mail from a viewer who took issue with what he termed her physical condition saying -- she used the insult to make a statement against bullying. >> the truth is, i am overweight. you couldn't call me fat, yes, even obese on a doctor's charge. but
10/23/12 10/23/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from california, this is "democracy now!" >> our navy is smaller now than any time since 1917. the navy said they needed to over 300 ships to carry out their mission. we are headed to the low 200's. >> you mentioned the navy. we have fewer ships than in 1916. governor, we have your horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> expanding the debate. as president obama and mitt romney face off for the last time before the general election, we break the sound barrier by including third-party candidates jill stein and rocky anderson into the debate. >> republican and democratic parties may have some differences, but they have both morphed into a militarist, anti- democratic course that betrays the most basic and civil human- rights. >> democratic and republican establishments continue to inflict austerity on the american people while they continue squandering trillions of dollars on wars for oil, wall street bailouts, tax breaks for the wealthy, an enormous private health insuran
, there's been a well known set of responses that people get when they breathe southern california-type air pollution. eye irritation, you know, irritation in the chest, cough, things of this sort-- but the real question that i think some of us have been interested in is what does this repeated kind of experience result in, as far as permanent, chronic damage to the lung, or anything else? health officials suspect that air pollution may be a factor in diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and lung cancer. it can also intensify the breathing difficulties people with asthma experience. john peters: if you divide the population into asthmatics and non-asthmatics, there's a striking relationship within the asthmatics as to air pollution level, and frequency of cough and phlegm-- it's twice as much in the more polluted communities than the less polluted communities. nine years ago, the california air resources board initiated a study to determine the long-term effects of air pollution on health. their subjects? 5,000 school-aged children living in 12 southern california commun
the world, in california, are clues to understanding the fall of mesopotamia, as farmers here struggle to overcome a threat to this fertile garden land. the ruins of ancient societies may hold keys to our own survival as, out of the past, archaeologists explore one of the greatest of mysteries -- the decline and fall of grand civilizations. mission control: ignition... and liftoff. liftoff... keach: for more than five millennia, humankind has seemed to dominate earth, both creating and destroying grand civilizations. each of these human experiments has changed our planet. this high vantage point brings us a new and sobering view. for the first time, we behold our world as finite, limited. on the darkened face of earth, the lights of cities record the expansion of our kind. just 50 years ago, two billion people lived on earth. today our global population has reached five billion. within the next generation, it will double once more. our exponential growth now threatens the very resources that sustain life. the abandoned ruins of ancient societies hold clues to our survival. but to learn
's it hit? begin with a cal f-o-r-n-i-- so california is a much warmer place in the winter than east coast communities of the same latitude. ain't that neat, okay? in fact, any place that's surrounded by water has just about the same temperature all year round. how about the best place in the world, right here? [laughter] that's hawaii, huh? the hawaiian islands, okay? the hawaiian islands about the same temperature all year round, but not only the hawaiian islands. iceland way up here has about the same temperature all year round, yeah. surrounded by water, okay? when it tends to be cold, the cooling water would heat it up. when it tends to be hot, the warming water will cool it down. so water acts as a moderator. aren't you glad that water has a high specific heat? yum, yum, itad to do with the world we live in, yeah? something else about water, kind of neat too. water is the only substance-- the only commosubstance that will expand when you change it from the liquid state to the solid state. did you guys know that? see, ice will float on top of wate why? during the freezing, the ice mus
in... costa rica, is significantly different than might occur in california or in michigan. and so we have to be aware that there are potentially different... risks in terms of those foods. the other is that we've figured out a way to mass produce and mass distribute foods in a volume that we've never been able to do re. and we have a variety of new food products-- prepackaged salads-- and while in general these products are quite safe, the problem is that if something does go wrong, it can go wrong on a very large-scale basis. the traditional outbreak that we think about-- the bad potato salad at the church supper, you know-- still does occur, but what we see more and more of is we see very low levels of contamination in a product that may be distributed very widely in a large number of states. in order to get a handle on these widely dispersed cases, the cdc is turning to technology. one of the ways that we've been doing that is similar to what the fbi does in terms to having a national database of fingerprints of criminals. anytime one of those bugs is isolated, either from a human
the work for a contractor, went on strike in california and then in illinois and then escalated last week and again yesterday with a combined 150 walmart store workers taking this action. >> i would like to bring mike compton into the conversation. you are a walmart employee. at the moment, your in bentonville, arkansas. can you explain what it is you are intending to do in bentonville and talk a little bit about your experience working for walmart. >> i am in bentonville to support everybody here, at the walmart organization. we will have some actions as some of the hotels the executives are staying at, at some of these stores. i have not gotten the full schedule. i work in the walmart warehouse in illinois. the conditions are terrible. a lot of safety issues, broken equipment that was not getting repaired. they push us to work at a rate that makes it even more unsafe. we finally have just had enough and started to organize. we started a petition, just asking for basic rights. our managers refused to take it. that was the final straw. we walked out that day. >> mike, what has been the re
to violate two international resolutions. california businessman russ george dumped the iron to spark an artificial plankton bloom that now appears to stretch up to 10,000 square kilometers. the plantain is supposed to absorb carbon dioxide as part of a controversial tactic called ocean fertilization that could produce profitable carbon credits. but scientists have raised concerns the process could irreparably damage ocean life and might even worsen global warming. george has previously failed to conduct similar dumps near the galapagos and canary islands, prompting the spanish and ecuadorean governments to bar his vessels. the recent dump happened in ju off the west coast of canada, where the head of the local nation said it was touted as the salmon enhancement project. the nation president said the local people would have rejected the project if they had known of any potential negative consequences to the ocean. the national oceanic a graphic and emma's werke administration has announced september 2012 was tied for the warmest september on record worldwide. september marked the 331s
in california. in texas, we're joined by susan scott, who owns land in the area where the xl pipeline will run. she says she came to regret accepting tens of thousands of dollars from transcanada for accessing -- for access to her land after she learned more about the pipeline. we welcome you to "democracy now!" let's begin with ron siefert. explain what is planned for today and overall, give us the story of what is happening in winnsboro, texas right now. >> winnsboro, texas people have been occupied ioccupying the ar, beginning their fourth week today. individuals have taken risks to stop construction sites, shutting down construction for days at a time in isolated incidences. not just in wood county, but all over where this pipeline construction is in full swing. today, to show solidarity with those who have come before us and coming out of a successful week long training camp and action training program, blockaders will do the largest walk on protest in the history of the keystone xl pipeline story. over 30 blockaders will be taken to a construction site and if you will involve themselves
, but thanks to california water managers, we were able to convince the department of energy to move the pile away from the colorado river. but in 1984, the uranium industry fell, prices dropped, the government refused to subsidize the industry any further. but there has been a resurgence due to an increase in uranium prices. there are two companies that have actually merged. they're currently using a milling facility about 100 miles south of moab, delete uranium processing facility in the u.s. -- the only uranium processing facilities in the u.s. the >> as we travel on this 100-city tour, we follow the uranium trail from one mine in virginia to another one near green river, utah. later this week we will be in los alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb. i want to play a comment from dan chancellor who is running for a seat on the local commission. i met him when i was in telluride. he was talking about a proposed uranium mill in paradox, utah. >> we have some development on the valley floor that is at issue. [indiscernible] >> what is it? >> a uranium mill. they're getting ready to put a u
community, and this is mostly people of color-- i've seen this also in the california-- mexican-american, texas-- there's a liquor store on every corner. narrator: besides alcohol and tobacco-- both legal drugs-- what drugs are commonly abused? there are a wide variety of different types of compounds that are considered abused or addictive from the traditional hard drugs of abuse, heroin and cocaine, to more commonly used drugs, some of which are used medically for therapeutics, sedative, hypnotics, tranquilizers. others are... like marijuana, alcohol, caffeine... on a gradient from the more exotic to the very commonplace, even considered dietary and often considered non-drugs. but there's a behavioral commonality across these. individuals can develop behavioral dependence on all of these compounds. narrator: some addictions are viewed as relatively harmless, like caffeine. dr. bigelow: one can become physically dependent on surprisingly low doses of caffeine. it appears that only about 100 milligrams a day is sufficient to produce physical dependence. that's the equivalent of t
valley, in noe valley in california a few years ago. a couple are sitting in their hot tub, and they had a faulty heater. and the heater kept heating and heating and heating and the people just kinda get drowsy, get drowsy and stayed right in there and cooked alive. oh, i mean cooked dead, okay? yeah, people the same way. as long as you make delta t small, small, small, small, small, you'll get used to it. you'll feel no pain, and you're just kinda check out. this has an interesting application. that you can reverse to-- say again. that you can everse to-- i think it's the same thing as with colder too. if you get gradually, gradually, gradually, you will accept it. you will become used to it people are like that. we become used to all sorts of adversity if it's given to us n small enough doses. like the name--you want, like sound and effect. and you could walk into a friend's factory and go in there and say, "my god, how could-- it's so noisy. how can you stand it in here?" he say, "oh, i get used to it. "when i came here, there was two machines going "and then three and then four and t
>> coming up on "california country," find out why it's always a time to celebrate citrus in california and now more than ever, thanks to some pint-sized products. >> it's like a nice little snack that people have. it's--i don't know. i mean, they kind of-- they make me happy. >> then see why making wine is music to these men's ears. >> ♪ this is dedicated to the one i... ♪ >> now he's gonna sing. >> ♪ love >> well, sort of. heh. next, they're a salad staple, but not all greens are created equal. find out how to pick the best and what to do with them. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] for anybody who has tried a piece of fresh california citrus, it's not surprising it's been called the best in the west. and it's yet another of the products that made the golden state a leading force in the world of agriculture. california is the leading producer of fresh citrus fruits. but as the industry has gotten larger, the size of the fruit has actualy gotten smaller. in fact, many think that this little guy may be
>> coming up on "california country," meet some of the folks resp@nsible for adding a little zest to our lives. then, what a chef wants, this man will find. tag along with us as we go on a produce pursuit in northern california. then, meet a farmer who is surrounded by his favorite things--his berries and his brothers. finally, think starting a vegetable garden is hard? our expert has advice to get you started and on your way to a homegrown meal in no time. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> so we all know that california is king when it comes to growing citrus. and when it comes to growing lemons, no one is bigger than this ventura county farm. and with over 7,000 acres of lush lemon trees, limoneira isn't just the biggest lemon grower in california, but in all of north america. based in santa paula, the farm is a testament to what hard work and determination can do. founding fathers nathan blanchard and wallace hardison first bought the land way back in 1893 and named the ranch limoneira, which means "lemon lands
[captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> coming up on "california country," learn how one woman is soaring with a sour fruit. >> they make everything taste a meyer lemon in tastes better because it has a meyer lemon it. >> then it's a delta favorite. learn why these spears are so special and why they'll have you singing for your supper. >> [singing in italian] >> then it's time to stop and smell and eat the roses at this unique farm. it's all ahead, and it starts now. welcome to "california country." i'm your host, tracy sellers. we're in the bay area today, enjoying a sweet taste of success, and ironically it's all based on one sour little fruit. if you've never tried a meyer lemon, then you may just be in the minority these days. softer, juicier, and sweeter than your common household eureka lemon, the meyer has quickly built a devoted following and one that includes karen morss. she is the epitome of the statement "when life hands you lemons, make lemonade," but in her case, she took it a step further and made a lemon empire. it all started back in 2004,
>> coming up on "california country," who said it isn't easy being green? not these folks. >> et voila. >> then we'll go behind the scenes to show you where some of the best chefs in the world go to school. >> i've had my time in the sun, as it were, and now, it's time for me to help other people get there. >> next, if you think beauty is only skin deep, wait until you see what this product is made of. >> you have no idea what you're doing for women and men. >> finally, it's time to salsa with our produce expert. it's all ahead, and it starts now. [captioning made possible by california farm bureau federation] >> so you think great tasting food like this can't be great for you? well, the folks here in ventura county have a very simple message for you. just give greens a chance. just give them a chance. everyone wants to look good, feel better, and have more energy, and that's where these guys come in--dark, leafy greens. nutritionists call them the superheroes of the vegetable world. they say they are packed with vitamins "a," "c," and "k," as well as iron, calcium, and fiber. an
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